Where to Eat

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Cheap and quick for lunch

Honki Tonki

Barbara Hanrahan Building, UniSA City West Campus

110m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 1 min walk)

Cuisine: Vietnamese, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

Located on the ground floor of the Barbara Hanrahan Building within UniSA’s City West Campus, Honki Tonki is a Vietnamese take-away restaurant with a modern twist. Here, you will find a great range of bao, dumplings, banh mi, noodle bowls and soups. Bookings are not required.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10:30am – 3:30pm

Ph: 8123 7341

MOD Cafe

North Terrace, adjacent Morphett Street Bridge, Opposite Lion Arts Centre

150m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 2 min walk)

Cuisine: Cafe food, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back lunch, a coffee boost before a day of exploring, or a unique space to absorb MOD cafe has you covered. Located in the Foyer, you will find fresh roasted coffee from the Fleurieu Peninsula and an ever-evolving menu of the very best local and seasonal produce.

Opening Hours: Friday 7:30am-7:30pm / Sat-Sun 10am-3:30pm

Tammy’s Meat Rolls

254 Hindley St, Adelaide, St

400m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 5 min walk)

Cuisine: Vietnamese, Vegetarian friendly

Cash only

Tammy’s Meat Rolls is a small, affordable Vietnamese eatery, popular for its bun bowls, banh mi and pho. You can expect fresh salads, generous portions, quick service and a chilli sauce that packs a punch. Tammy’s gets particularly busy around lunch time, so you may want to get in early before the peak-hour rush.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 8pm

Ph: 0430 303 550

Mandoo Korean Dumplings

3/26 Bank St, Adelaide, SA

550m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 7 min walk)

Cuisine: Korean dumplings, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

Mandoo is a humble Korean restaurant tucked away on Adelaide’s Bank Street. This authentic-feeling joint specialises in dumplings, hotpots and bibimbap. Servings are typically generous, and the service is quick, but it only sits about 25 people, so consider getting in early or arriving later on in the day to avoid queueing. They also offer free pickles on the side which is a happy bonus!

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 9pm

Ph: 8231 3303

Budget to mid-range options for lunch and dinner


171 Hindley Street Adelaide 5000 SA

150m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 2 min walk)

Cuisine: Vietnamese, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

This charming restaurant is all about the pho, serving up big bowls of steaming hot brothy goodness as well as other delicious Vietnamese dishes. Located a few

Opening hours: Friday 11AM to 3PM and 5PM to 12AM / Saturday 5PM to 12AM

Tel: 08 8410 8868

Peter Rabbit

234-244 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA

350m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 4 min walk)

Cuisine: Refined café food, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

Named the Best Café in The City in 2017, Peter Rabbit boasts a spacious, jungle-like outdoor area that is particularly beautiful in the cooler months (complete with a fire pit!). Here, you can expect a modern take on classic café food without the hefty price tag. We recommend Peter Rabbit for those looking for a cool but casual spot to grab a coffee and a quick bite to eat, or somewhere to settle in for a few drinks. The café only takes booking for groups of 8 or more, so be sure to get in early to secure a seat in the garden.

Opening hours: Friday 7:30am – midnight

Saturday 8:00am – midnight

Book online at: https://www.peterabbit.com.au/

Jerusalem Sheshkebab House

131B Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia

350m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 4 min walk)
Cuisine: Middle eastern, Vegetarian and vegan friendly
An Adelaide institution for cheap and delicious middle eastern food.
Opening Hours:  Friday and Saturday lunch 12:00PM till 2:00PM / Dinner: 6:00PM till 10:PM
Telephone: 8212 6185


12 Leigh St, Adelaide, SA

550m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 6 min walk)

Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, tapas, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

With a quirky patterned exterior and bright red sign, Casablabla is hard to miss, but just wait until you get inside. This more-is-more venue is a restaurant by night and club by early morning, so if you’re up to it, you can sit down for a meal and stay for some entertainment.

There are plenty of meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan tapas dishes to accompany its diverse drinks list, so we think Casablabla is a great place to visit as a group. There is no minimum or maximum group size and you can book any time throughout the week.

Friday 12 midday – 3:30am / Saturday 3:30pm – 4am

Ph: 8231 3939


140 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

450m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 6 min walk)

Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian friendly

Open most days throughout the day, Parlamento is an Italian restaurant that offers a wide variety of foods; from buttermilk pancakes, to focaccias, to salt and pepper squid, to ragu pappardelle. And let’s not stop short of mentioning its selection of Italian desserts. If you’re a tiramisu or affogato fan, you’re in for a treat. The dining area is comfortable and lively, and if you take a look around, is dotted with photos of various famous faces that have made an appearance, including Derryn Hinch, The Veronicas and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Bookings are not essential, but spots do fill up quick.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 3pm then 5:30pm onwards / Saturday 11:30am – 2:30pm then 5:30pm onwards

Ph: 8231 3987

Bread & Bone

15 Peel St, Adelaide, SA (located upstairs in the tunnel between Peel Street and Leigh Street)

600m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 8 min walk)

Cuisine: Wood grill burgers, Vegetarian friendly

Up the swirled stairs and through the large tunnel entrance, you will find the quaint but interesting Bread & Bone. This little gem often tops lists for Adelaide’s best burger bars, and with their wood grill, it’s certainly one to try. If you’re not in the mood for a burger, though, B&B also offer a small range of hotdogs and a sirloin steak with chips combo.

Opening hours: Friday – Saturday 11:30am – 11pm

Ph: 8231 8535

press* food & wine

40 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA

800m from Mercury Cinema (approx. 10 min walk)

Cuisine: Char-grill, Australian, Vegetarian and vegan friendly

Open throughout the day most days of the week, press* is a two-story loft-style restaurant specialising in char-grilled steak and seafood. You won’t find a permanent menu here, but you can expect bold flavours, local wines and exciting tasting and ‘Feed Me’ options. We recommend press* for those looking for a fine-dining experience or a place to meet with colleagues. Press’ downstairs area is walk-in only if you’re planning on dropping in, but you can make a reservation in the ‘hi-top’ area upstairs via phone.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30am – late

Ph: 8211 8048

Two-Bit Villains

Shop 150, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide, SA

1.1km from Mercury Cinema (approx. 13 min walk)

Cuisine: Vegan and vegetarian burgers, sodas

If you’re up for a bit of a walk through Rundle Mall, Two-Bit Villains is a great place to grab some vegetarian or vegan burgers. Located on the balcony floor of Adelaide Arcade, this spot is more than happy to cater to your dietary requirements, just let staff know over the phone while you’re booking or before you place an order.

*You can access Two-Bit Villains from Grenfell Street during the day but only through Rundle Mall at night.

Opening hours: Friday 11:30pm – 9:00pm / Saturday 11:30am – 3:30pm then 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ph: 8232 1302